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NINJA-K #1 - The Deadly New Monthly Series from Christos Gage & Tomas Giorello

Valiant presents the first lettered look inside NINJA-K #1 – the 40-PAGE FIRST ISSUE of the ALL-NEW, EXPLOSIVE ONGOING SERIES from renowned writer Christos Gage (Netflix’s Daredevil) and superstar artist Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR)!


On November 15th, in the wake of blockbuster debuts including X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1, SECRET WEAPONS #1, and BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1, Valiant’s ICONS initiative unleashes a new assignment for Colin King, the lethal international operative codenamed NINJA-K! Now, for the first time, discover the secrecy-shrouded origins of the top-secret program that created Ninjak and his predecessors as Britain’s most dangerous super-spy unravels a conspiracy with deadly implications for each and every ninja agent…past and present!
For nearly a century, MI-6, the most elite branch of Britain’s clandestine intelligence service, has honed a ruthlessly effective, top-secret division – THE NINJA PROGRAMME – into one of its nation’s most finely wielded weapons. Tasked as the fi…

LONG BEACH COMIC CON Invades the Southland with William Shatner, Dave Gibbons, Cosplayers, and More

It's that time of year again when pop culture fans from all over Southern California and beyond descend on Long Beach to meet and greet some of their favorite stars from comic books, television, and movies. This year the 2017 Long Beach Comic Con offers some new exciting guests, panels, concerts, film festivals, cosplay contests, and an expansive Space Expo.


Visit downtown Long Beach on Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3 for the annual Comic Con at the Long Beach Convention Center. This year's lineup includes legendary actor and cultural icon Star Trek's William Shatner speaking in the Main Stage room on Saturday as well as esteemed veteran comic writer and artist Dave Gibbons (Watchmen).
A con that still values comics will feature comic book vendors, artists, writers, and publishers. Approximately 100 other guests including animators, voice actors, and professional cosplayers will be participating in more than 100 entertaining and informative panels covering animation,…

REVIEW: 'Crosswind' #3 by Gail Simone, Cat Staggs, and Simon Bowland

Few comics are as delectable as 'Crosswind' by Gail Simone and Cat Staggs. Freaky Friday and Goodfellas collide in a familiar but satisfying story of a timid housewife in the body of a gangster learning what it's like to be in control for once while the gangster in her body navigates the less dangerous life in suburbia.


CROSSWIND #3  Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Cat Staggs Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 30, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99
Score: ★★★★☆ (4/5)
I don't care how predictable or how many miles away you can see the comeuppance of bullies and perverts coming, few things are as satisfying to watch. Movies during the 80's were built on underdogs overcoming obstacles to crane kick the villain in the face. Cason as Juniper had his hands full with a disrespectable stepson, a demeaning adulterous husband, a vulgar band of neighborhood bros, and the last minute dinner for her husband's boss. Turns out he's handy in the kitchen and even handier with a s…

PRE-ORDER: 'Cutter' Trade Paperback by Robert Napton, Seamus Kevin Fahey, Christian Dibari, and Maan House

What if that kid you and your friends picked on in your youth came back with a vengeance…to kill you and your friends? That dark guilt-ridden fear is at the core of CUTTER, a cautionary tale about the sins of your past coming back to haunt you.


From television writer SEAMUS KEVIN FAHEY (Battlestar Galactica, The Following) and comic writer ROBERT NAPTON (SON OF MERLIN), with art by acclaimed horror artists CHRISTIAN DIBARI & MAAN HOUSE. Collects CUTTER #1-4
CUTTER TP Story: Robert Napton, Seamus Kevin Fahey Art: Christian Dibari, Maan House Cover: Christian Dibari Published: October 18, 2017 Diamond ID: AUG170547














REVIEW ROUNDUP: 'Batman and Harley Quinn' is Another Misstep for the Animated DC Universe

"Batman and Harley Quinn," the 30th installment in the popular, ongoing line of DC Universe Original Movies, arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Ultra HD Combo Pack (including 4K), Blu-ray Deluxe Giftset, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD. 

The highly anticipated original animated movie by veteran DC animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series) is now available for purchase. Poison Ivy (Paget Brewster) and Jason Woodrue a.k.a. The Floronic Man (Kevin Michael Richardson) embark on an ecological quest to save the planet--and, unfortunately, eliminate most of humankind along the way. To save humanity, Batman (Kevin Conroy) and Nightwing (Loren Lester) are forced to enlist Harley Quinn (Melissa Rauch, in her debut as the Clown Princess) to catch Poison Ivy, Harley's BFF and frequent partner-in-crime. But Batman's patience is put to the test by the unpredictable and untrustworthy Harley during the twists and turns the reluctant companions face during their bump…

REVIEW: 'Magnus' #3 by Kyle Higgins, Jorge Fornes, and Chris O'Halloran

Think of your favorite science fiction book, television show, or movie. Now make some room for your favorite science fiction comic book with Dynamite's reinvented 'Magnus' series by Kyle Higgins, Jorge Fornes, and Chris O'Halloran.


MAGNUS #3
Writer: Kyle Higgins Art: Jorge Fornés Colors: Chris O’Halloran Letters: Taylor Esposito Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: August 16, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99
Score: ★★★★★ (5/5)
World-building is a term reviewers use a lot to describe the scope of an entirely new environment a writer and artist use to set their story in. In the case of 'Magnus,' there's not just one world to build but two. Our near-future world where androids with AI are at our disposal to use as domestic help and the digital world those same androids escape to. It's the perfect setting for a murderous android who straddles both worlds to be on the run from justice. Luckily, Kerri Magnus also traverses these same worlds as a former bount…

PREVIEW: 'Kim & Kim: Love is a Battlefield' #2 by Magdalene Visaggio and Eva Cabrera

The Fighting Kims are broke and stranded. So what do they do about it? The answer, as usual, is "nothing helpful." Featuring a journey into the afterlife and an action scene in a fruit stand and also some legit relationship stuff. And now it's an Eisner-nominated series!



KIM & KIM: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD #2 
Writer: Magdalene Visaggio Artist: Eva Cabrera Publisher: Black Mask Studios Release Date: August 30, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99







PREVIEW: 'Faith and the Future Force' #2 by Jody Houser, Barry Kitson, and Diego Bernard

Faith Herbert and Neela Sethi, Timewalker’s first attempt at saving time from being unwritten has failed...which means it’s time to rewind the clocks and start all over again! But this time, Faith is taking a new approach with a whole new team of heroes to help save the day! But will these new recruits be the key to saving all of time from a calculating A.I. foe, or is history doomed to repeat itself with a failure of incalculable proportions?


Valiant’s blockbuster summer event soars into the time stream!
Try, try again with acclaimed writer Jody Houser (FAITH, Star Wars: Rogue One) and comics legend Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider- Man, FF) as they take Valiant’s spectacular epic for the ages from the top, and fly Faith headfirst into her wildest adventure yet!
FAITH & THE FUTURE FORCE #2 (of 4) Written by JODY HOUSER Art by BARRY KITSON and DIEGO BERNARD Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JUN172066) Cover B (Wraparound) by MONIKA PALOSZ (JUN172067) Variant Cover by PAULINA GANUCHEAU…